Black Lives Matter

By ALEJANDRA PAULINO, age 13 Protesters in Madison, WI, in March 2015. Since initial demonstrations in August 2014, at least 837 Black Lives Matter protests have taken place around the country. PHOTO: Light Brigading/Flickr On November 22, 2014, 12-year-old Tamir Rice...

Protesters Demand Justice for Eric Garner and Michael Brown

By EVANGELINE COMEAU-KIRSCHNER, age 9 PHOTO: Kathryn Schlechter Massive protests erupted in New York City and nationwide after a grand jury’s decision not to indict (formally accuse) police officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner, a black man in...

Cop Watch: Youth and Communities Speak Out

Introduction by INDYKIDS STAFF Ferguson, MO, residents expressing their frustration and anger over the August 9, 2014, shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown. PHOTO: Jamelle Bouie/Flickr In black and Latino communities throughout the United States, many young...

Michael Brown and the Ferguson Protests

By DAPHNE OKUYAMA, age 10 Michael Brown. PHOTO: Facebook On August 9, 2014, in Ferguson, MO, Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen, was shot to death by a white police officer, Darren Wilson. Police say he was trying to get the weapon out of the officer’s hand,...